Keeping It Together EP

by YON

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Just a quick demo EP to get the music out of me.
Released June 6, 2014 at 1:18AM EST

All tracks written, recorded, and mixed January–June 2014 with Garageband in my bedroom in Millis, MA. Couldn't ask for a better studio...

Basically it's all about how I suck at keeping it together. There was a title track, but I scrapped it for now because it kinda sucked. Maybe it will show up on the album eventually. Who knows.

Tracks 1-4 written and composed by YON
Track 5 written and composed by by The Young Crooks
Drum loops by Apple (because I suck ok)

Special thanks to:
- My parents, for buying my recording equipment.
- People who listened to especially shitty early versions of these songs, for giving me feedback
- The internet, for teaching me how to correctly pronounce Ezra Koenig's name.
- Tess, Livvy, and everyone else who ever said something that I thought would make for good lyrics. We'll make it.

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released June 6, 2014

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Track Name: I'll Think of You Ironically, or Something
It’s that millennial dream
You think you’re getting what you want but it’s never what it seems
Do you know what I mean?

You’re lying to me
When you do that it fucks with my perception of reality
Do you know what I mean?

Tell me
Yes or no
And I’ll tell you
Where we can
Go from here
Go from here

If I could have it all
I’d probably have you, and also maybe drugs and alcohol

Tell me
Yes or no
And I’ll tell you
Where we can
Go from here
Go from here

I know now
I’ve made some
Mistakes
More than once
And I know now
It’s better this way
If that’s what you say

That's what you say
Track Name: Intravenous (This is What We Listen to When We Hotbox Your Shower)
You went straight to my bloodstream
Analgesic like morphine
You went straight to my bloodstream
It was so damn painless, I cant even feel a thing
No I can't even feel a thing

It's that kind of evening
Watching bugs on the ceiling
And I’m not one to believe in
Much of anything, but I’m still breathing
Yeah I'm still breathing

Oh, maybe I'm just crazy, yeah I could be
And oh, maybe I'm just lazy, yeah I could be
Oh, maybe I'm just crazy, yeah probably
And oh, I'm no Ezra Koenig, but I'd like to be

You went straight to my bloodstream
Analgesic like morphine
You went straight to my bloodstream
It was so damn painless, I cant even feel a thing
No I can't even feel a thing

Oh, maybe I'm just crazy, yeah I could be
And oh, maybe I'm just lazy, yeah I could be
Oh, maybe I'm just crazy, yeah probably
And oh, I'm no Ezra Koenig, but I'd like to be

The moon is the devil, he distracts me at night
When I get stoned with you, everything is alright but
I've been losing track of time, yeah
I still cant count the hours, but we could play this song
When we hotbox your shower and feel fine
Fine, everything is fine
Track Name: Cigarette Break
I understand why you would wanna go
But you’ve learned a lesson I already know
That its hard to be with someone
When that someone always wants to be alone

We never had no promises to keep
And I never did like trying to count sheep
But you never like your own name
Till you hear somebody say it in their sleep

And I just wanted to let you know
I don't even care very much anymore
And I just wanted to let you know
It's ok if you don't care very much anymore
Anymore, whoa oh

I guess you were my cigarette break
There was never really all that much at stake
But I’m not much to begin with
So there wasn’t much of me for you to take

And I just wanted to let you know
I don't even think of you much anymore
And I just wanted to let you know
Its ok if you don't care very much anymore
Anymore, whoa oh

I’m not much to begin with
So there wasn’t much of me for you to take
Track Name: We'll Make It
There's nothing left for me to do
Except to write this song for you
It's nothing special, nothing great
There's just some things I have to say
Like how you mean a lot to me
And you're everything you're supposed to be
So when you're down and when you're blue
I hope you know I'm here for you

And we'll make it

A friend once asked me
If the letters in my drawer were suicide notes
And they weren't
And I was confused
Much later I realized, she probably has some of her own
Hidden away in a drawer somewhere
Waiting to be used

We both know that sometimes
The hardest thing is just keeping it together
But I think you and me could make it through whatever
And it doesn't even matter if we never get any sleep
Like I said, I always hated counting sheep

And we'll make it
And we'll make it
And we'll make it
And we'll make it